Cook Co. High student arrested for gun at school

ADEL, GA (WALB) - The Cook County Sheriff's Office says a high school student was arrested Wednesday morning for bringing a gun on campus.

High School officials said the school was not placed under lockdown at the time, but students were being kept in their class.

According to a report from the school, a 17-year-old male student brought a loaded .22 pistol into the cafeteria just after 7 a.m.

Officials said the gun was in a small bag.

They were alerted by the boy's grandmother who called and said the boy, who was not named, was upset with his girlfriend and may have brought a weapon to the school.

The student was found and confronted by law enforcement in the school cafeteria, where they said he ran to the student parking lot where he was caught and arrested.

The teen was taken to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

School administrators said they plan to proceed for the rest of the day as normal.

Cook County Schools released a statement Wednesday morning:

We had a very serious incident occur this morning at CHS that I want to make everyone aware of. A seventeen year old white male student brought a loaded 22 pistol into the cafeteria at approximately 7:05. The pistol was in a small drawstring bag. We received a tip from the boy's grandmother that he was upset with his girlfriend and may have brought a weapon to school. Law enforcement was immediately alerted and sent to CHS. The student was confronted in the lunchroom by law enforcement and he proceeded to run into the student parking lot where he was apprehended and arrested without incident.

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